As part of ongoing federal and state efforts to restore Puget Sound, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced it is implementing focused enforcement actions in Seattle-area looking at companies discharging industrial stormwater to Puget Sound and tributaries. EPA and Washington Dept. of Ecology want to ensure compliance and enforce clean water rules at permitted and unpermitted industrial stormwater sources to Puget Sound.

So far, EPA enforcement actions have been taken against four Seattle-area companies for discharging industrial stormwater to Puget Sound waterways in violation of the Clean Water Act, including a concrete manufacturer, a solid waste truck-to-rail transfer facility, a construction material storage and maintenance facility, and an auto wrecking and recycling facility.

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